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Flax seed oil, also known as linseed oil (long used as a constituent of oil-based paints) has become popular as a dietary supplement and source of Omega-3's. It serves so many useful purposes including its use in linoleum manufacture, I find it the most interesting of the fatty acids.
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Guide to Flax Seed Oil

Flax Seed Image ID 1013916Flax seed oil (historically called linseed oil) is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, most notably of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). It is cold-pressed from seeds, and is useful as a nutritional supplement, even (if used fresh) as a salad or cooking oil. Historically, linseed oil was used in the manufacture of linoleum, since it has the ability to polymerize and solidify. This same property makes it useful in oil-based paints. What are some of the health benefits it offers, and how does it compare to other oils containing omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil? Find the answers to such questions in Bright Hub articles.

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